My new book, Slow Rider, about my second motorcycle adventure around Australia, is out today! You can buy it on all the Amazon websites – if you click the image below it will take you to Amazon UK. But if you live somewhere else, just type in Slow Rider or Jill Maden into your local Amazon’s search tool and it should pop up.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
In 2014 Jill Maden returns to Australia to finish the trip she started in 2010 (as described in Excess Baggage).
She rides a Postie Bike from Brisbane to Adelaide via the epic Birdsville Track. Then, on a Honda CB125e, she rides across the vast Nullarbor Desert to Perth, and onwards to Darwin. With a minuscule budget, badly injured hands and a top speed of just 80 km/h, she slowly makes her way through Australia’s immense landscape. Hampered by gale force winds, dust storms, torturous heat and near-death experiences, Jill begins to wonder if she has bitten off more than she can chew.
Written with humour, honesty and eloquence, this is not just the tale of a woman’s foolhardy attempt to ride around Australia on tiny, low-powered motorcycles, but a unique insight into the country’s exquisite natural beauty, its historical development and the warmth and generosity of its people.
I hope you enjoy it.